Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:35:55 GMT
A family spokeswoman says an Indiana teenager was killed when his plane crashed while trying to set a record for an around-the-world flight.More >>
An Indiana teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight was killed when his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean, and crews were searching Wednesday for his father, who was also on board.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:35:37 GMT
It isn't a household name, but the company that's at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at...More >>
It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:32:37 GMT
A law enforcement official and online marketplace StubHub say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events.More >>
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By STAN LEHMAN Associated Press
SAO PAULO (AP) - Four police officers have been suspended after being caught on video as they beat journalists during an anti-World Cup protest, the Rio de Janeiro police department said Wednesday.
A police department press officer said the four will remain suspended until the conclusion of the investigation. He did not elaborate. The press officer spoke on condition of anonymity, citing departmental rules.
The department said in a statement it "repudiates the acts of violence practiced by police officers," which were shown on the videotaped images shot on July 13, the tournament's last day.
Bernardo Moura, a spokesman for the Rio de Janeiro journalists' union, said 15 journalists were injured at the protest including a Canadian, Peruvian and Italian and two Brazilians working for foreign news agencies. None of the injuries were serious.
The union said in a statement that the journalists were covering a demonstration by about 200 people protesting the billions of dollars spent to host the World Cup - money they said should go toward better hospitals, schools and transportation projects.
"For two hours journalists and protesters were not allowed to leave the Saens Pena Plaza (where the rally was held) and had put up with the physical aggressions and tear gas of the police," the statement said.
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Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:43:57 GMT
Senate Democrats and House Republicans are moving separately to slash President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency spending request for the southern border, but they're unlikely to end up with a deal...More >>
At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled...More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:25:47 GMT
Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...More >>
The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to...More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:56:51 GMT
Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn...More >>
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Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:53:39 GMT
After two days of jury selection, lawyers are poised to give opening statements in the trial of a Detroit-area man who opened his front door and shot an unarmed woman, killing her.More >>
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Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:04:07 GMT
Traps have been set for a large exotic snake that animal control officers and a private reptile expert have been hunting for in New Jersey's Lake Hopatcong (hoh-PAHT'-cong).More >>
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